Canadian Plastics


August 15, 2017 News

Teknor Apex to build “innovation hub” in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S.-based compounder will build a 15,000-square-meter production facility in Germany that will also house a new European centre for plastics research and development.

August 7, 2017 News

Dow to build new $100 million innovation centre in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility, which will employ approximately 200 research and development employees, will focus on silicone science and organic chemistry, housing both lab and office space.

August 2, 2017 News

Ampacet opens masterbatch facility in Australia

by Canadian Plastics

In a move that will further increase its presence in Australia, U.S.-based masterbatch supplier Ampacet Corporation has opened a new masterbatch production facility in Dandenong, Australia – near Victoria – that will manufacture custom colours and additives. In a statement,

August 1, 2017 News

BASF to form 3D printing division

by Canadian Plastics

Called BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, the group company will collaborate with researchers and application engineers from BASF and external partners, BASF said.

July 29, 2017 News

Dow reports sales increase in first half of 2017

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On the cusp of its merger with DuPont Co., chemical giant Dow Chemical Co.’s sales increased to US$13.8 billion in the first half of 2017, up 16 per cent year-over-year.

July 26, 2017 News

Chemical distributor Dunleary buys two competitors

by Canadian Plastics

Baltimore, Maryland-based specialty chemical distributor Dunleary Inc. has acquired two of its American competitors for an undisclosed price. Dunleary announced its purchase of D.N. Lukens Inc. and D&F Distributing Inc. on July 12, with a closing date set for the

July 20, 2017 News

Arsenal Capital buys Spartech for $115 million

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran George Abd will head Spartech LLC.

July 17, 2017 News

Dow makes changes in key executive leadership roles

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As Dow’s merger with DuPont nears, the firm has named Pedro Suarez as chief commercial officer; also, R. Matt Davis will add the North American geographical president role to his list of duties.

July 12, 2017 News

Thermoplastics supplier Polyplastics USA expands Michigan HQ

by Canadian Plastics

The company is doubling the size of its technical laboratory and adding new equipment and machinery.

July 11, 2017 News

Canada approves Dow, DuPont merger after firms agree to sell assets

by Canadian Plastics

The bureau said the asset sales were needed to prevent a substantial lessening of competition in the supply and development of some crop protection products and specialized packaging plastics.

July 11, 2017 News

Solvay to sell its stake in Brazilian PVC compounder Dacarto Benvic

by Canadian Plastics

The sale is part of Solvay’s plan to exit the PVC market.

July 10, 2017 News

Nova completes acquisition of Louisiana olefins plant

by Canadian Plastics

The $2.1 billion purchase is designed to help Calgary-based Nova grow its U.S. Gulf Coast presence.

July 7, 2017 News

PolyOne buys colourant and additive supplier Mesa

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 1990 and privately-owned, Mesa produces both solid and liquid colourant technologies and operates two facilities located in Phoenix, Arizona and Fort Smith, Arkansas.

July 3, 2017 News

PolyOne selling former Spartech business for $115 million

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Material supplier PolyOne is selling its Designed Structures and Solutions business, which includes sheet, rollstock and packaging assets, to New York City-based investment firm Arsenal Capital Partners.

June 30, 2017 News

Lanxess’ Rhein Chemie business unit combines rubber and colourant specialties

by Canadian Plastics

On the heels of its acquisition of U.S. firm Chemtura in April 2017, specialty chemical supplier Lanxess has revised its organizational structure, with the rubber additives and colourant additives business lines now both belonging to the Rhein Chemie business unit.

June 24, 2017 News

Braskem to build billion-lb PP production plant in Texas

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Braskem will commit up to US$675 million in investment capital towards the design and construction of the new facility, which it calls the largest PP production line in the Americas.

June 13, 2017 News

Wacker opens silicones R&D center in Michigan

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Germany-based chemical supplier Wacker Chemie AG has opened its new silicones R&D center in Ann Arbor, Mich. that will be used to develop new products for its customers in the U.S. and Canada. In a statement, Wacker said the facility

June 13, 2017 News

Ampacet Canada has new account executive for Ontario

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Masterbatch supplier Ampacet Canada has named Kally Peters as its account executive responsible for sales in the province of Ontario. Peters reports to Michael Dubreuil, Ampacet Canada’s sales manager. Peters has more than 33 years of industry experience, most recently

June 6, 2017 News

Dow completes construction on Texas PE facility

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Dow Chemical Co. has completed construction of its new plastics plant in Freeport, Texas, as it nears finalizing its overall expansion effort. The new polyethylene (PE) plant, which can produce 400,000 metric tons of plastic a year, is part of

June 1, 2017 News

Quebec-based PVC compounder Reinier Plastics bought by U.S. firm

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Marieville, Que.-based PVC compounder Reinier Plastics Inc. has been acquired by Aurora Plastics LLC, a supplier of PVC compounds headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “Aurora is focused on enabling our customers’ success